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Discount Auto Insurance-Don’t Be Fooled

Todays Date: December 17, 2018

Discount auto insurance is relative to how much you are willing to spend for a particular amount of coverage. What most people don’t get is that by buying the cheapest insurance policy you may be doing an injustice to yourself.

You should pay more attention to the coverages that are offered and the change in price between them. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to speak with an insurance agent. The agent will have the capability to see how much a policy costs at different levels of coverage.

When dealing with agents you should know that there are two types. Independent agents, who can provide policies for multiple companies. Or captive agents who only provide policy for one company. An Allstate agent would be an example of a captive agent. Both have there advantages and disadvantages.

Once you decide to speak with an agent always ask what auto insurance discounts are available to you. If you weren’t aware most agents work on a commission basis, so they might not always add on all the discounts that are available if you don’t ask. Once they add the discounts for you be sure to ask if there are any additional discount you could get.

One other way to get cheaper car insurance is to increase your collision deductible. The standard most people have is a $500 deductible but if you increase it to $750 or $1000 you will probably save $100 if not more. Your comprehensive deductible isn’t worth changing since it makes up such a small percentage of your policy premium.

You can also save money by comparison shopping between companies. Rates can vary between companies just like they do between coverages. Every company will have there own rating scale, some offer price breaks for having lower limits some for higher limits not to mention the other 200 factors they put into coming up with your rate. Therefor, each company has created there own price niching system that we can all take advantage of.

If you have watched television recently you probably noticed all of the insurance companies telling you how much you can save if you switch to them. This makes it hard to figure out which company has the best rates. They all have good rates for there particular niche. It’s your job to find out which niche you fall into this way you can save the most money.

A lot of people are now going to the web to get quotes, but they aren’t always getting the best deal. They will usually choose the cheapest quote that is sent back to them. That might mean really low coverage amounts putting them at great risk. Some insurance companies have the state minimum coverages listed as there defaults on their online forms. If you decide to get quotes from the web make sure you have the option to speak with an agent before you purchase your policy. This way you can take advantage of the some of the tips in this article.

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